Episode 47 – Wallace Lane


“Jordan Year” is a big step for writer and poet Wallace Lane. It represents a selfishness he had to cultivate in order to be happy and turn away from a career in Criminal Justice. It’s also the author’s first book, self-published and auto-biographical. The title of the book also holds a certain significance for Wallace, one he explains in this interview. Wallace is already working on a second edition of the book, and all his plans moving forward are about giving back to Baltimore’s youth. Find Wallace on IG, @wallykool. Pick up a copy of Jordan Year here or at Dovecote Café!

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Music:
Track 27, Close to It – James Pants

Episode 44 – Shavise Glascoe


I was surprised how long Shavise and I talked for this one. I spent more time talking with Shavise about her day job than I did talking about what I knew her for, the Flavor and Soul food blog! With recipes, local finds and personal “favorites” Shavise herself describes Flavor and Soul as “not a weight loss blog”, though her career in public health has her working with clients to get their mind and body right. Follow Flavor and Soul on Instagram, @flavorandsoul(.)

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Music:

Tuesday Morning, Stuck – Ryan Little

Spectre – [‘noiseonport]

Episode 39 – Live Show Pt. 2!

Audio from Local Color’s second live show at ExittheApple Artspace! I sat down on a comfy couch with artist and filmmaker Pierre Bennu to talk about making art, growing up in a foreign household, saying “uhh” a lot, and what it takes to be an artist. IGs for everyone involved: @localcolorpodcast, @exittheapple, @_regularblack (new episodes March 7th), @jtbeezwax, @exittheappleartspace, @blk.sugar, @amandammack(.) Holla @flavorandosoul for the shirt I’m wearing. Thanks to everyone for coming out! Another live show sometime soon, most likely when it’s warm(er) out. Pics by Selly Smith:

 

 

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Episode 34 – Devlon Waddell

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I first got in touch with Devlon through Robert “Scholar” Simmons (listen to his episode here), so this episode’s been in the works for a while now. Devlon gives off a confident but vulnerable energy. Knot You Vintage was a dream turned reality for Devlon, but it took him a lot of self reflection and working on himself  to be able to realize his true calling. Listen as we talk conformity, lovin’ the sh*t out of people, and the time tested tradition of making fun of people’s names. Check out what Devlon’s working on, on KYV’s IG fam, @knotyouvtg.

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Music:

“Horizon” – Letmeknowyouanatole, from “Horizon” off soo.su Records

“Amsterdam” – Unheard Music Concepts, from “Industry”

“Samsara” – Nihilore, from “A Human Work”

“Autumn Woes” – Ryan Little, Single

 

Episode 33 – Jerrell Gibbs

*THIS EPISODE CONTAINS POLICE SIRENS! AND AN EASTER EGG IF YOU’RE PATIENT!*

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Art is something I was never good at; painting, drawing…even sketching a still life was always a struggle. Instead of being a tortured artist, I became a tortured…podcaster. Luckily there’s plenty of talented artists in Baltimore I can talk to death, and Jerrell’s one of them. I got up with Jerrell at Wyman Park on a sunny day, and we chatted for a few about his life, what got him into art, and where he wants his art to take him. This episode’s on the shorter side, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Check Jerrell’s art and updates on exhibitions at his website, and follow him on social media, @jerrellgibbs.

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Music:

“Very Rare Metal” – NO FUTURE, from “Roxo02” compilation album off Monster Jinx Records.

Episode 32 – Jimmie Thomas

20160909_125702Jimmie Thomas and the Curators of Hip Hop are on a mission of utmost importance. Through their online catalog and documentary series, COHH is giving exposure to artists that are on the verge of breaking through to national acclaim, and presenting hip hop as a universal language. A Tallahassee native, Jimmie’s path in life may have been written in the stars. In high school he had multiple encounters with a world famous rapper and singer (hint: hooks), so it makes sense that he dedicates his adult life to the art that was created all those years ago with two turntables and a microphone. We talk about what Curators does, a low point in Jimmie’s professional career, and how we shouldn’t be so quick to throw gangsta rap under the bus. Find COHH online and social media, @thecohh.

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Music:

“Male Sing Mosque” – Les Cartes Postales Sonores, from “Noise on Earth Vol. 5 Indonesia”.

“Sunflowers” – Pretochines, from “Roxo02” compilation album off Monster Jinx Records.

 

Episode 30 – Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love

20160420_192310On the back of the United States one dollar bill is two seals. One seal, an unfinished pyramid with the “all seeing eye” at its summit, has been interpreted as a masonic symbol. Whether you believe in D’evils and the Illuminati wanting your mind soul and body, the pyramid is unfinished, because as a nation and a people, our work is never finished. As black people, many conversations in the community are about how we can rise up and overcome to live life independent of a system that never intended to serve us. For Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, their “unfinished pyramid” is policy action that directly impacts Black Baltimore. Listen to Dayvon and Adam explain their vision for LBS in their own words. Follow LBS on IG and Twitter, @LBSBaltimore.

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2016 Brioxy Innovation Summit – Day 3

brioxy-horiz-med-fdcd9fa2fc6442a20e873060b6400bb1The 2016 Brioxy Innovation Summit was a four day excursion into the hearts and minds of the “Ready Generation”; minority millennials (with some Gen Xers and Baby Boomers) who want to own their future. The third day of the summit held discussions about migration, gentrification, food justice, and a lot of breathing exercises. Special thanks to Cole of Brioxy, chef, activist and author Bryant Terry, Alexandria Lee of the Anew School, Daniel Alejando Leon-Davis, Lilia Ramirez aka Liliflor, Xochitl Palomera, Wendy Carillo, Yol-Itzma Aguirre, Chef Yolanda, Sarai from Long Beach, Dante Karp and Queen Nyabinga (sp?) McDowell from Richmond, California, Chef Yolanda, and anyone else who helped make this possible! Extra special thanks to Joey Price of Jumpstart HR for interviewing me while I wore a bathrobe for his podcast, Business Life and Coffee!

Live Show!

NO AUDIO HERE YOU HAD TO BE THERE, 1/1. Special thanks to Lawrence Burney, Andre Mazelin (not pictured, but his establishment is) and everyone who came out to the show! It was a great success, stay tuned for updates on the next live show!JV LB